Applied Classics

What does the future hold for the discipline of Classics? And what has Classics got to offer future generations?

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Is the study of antiquity just about the past? What does it mean to be a ‘citizen scholar’? And what does ‘Applied Classics’ involve?

Here at the University of St Andrews we have been experimenting with ways in which our study of the ancient world might productively address a range of contemporary challenges, such as climate change, toxic debates about migration, gender discrimination, and the spread of fake news. You can browse some of our projects below, and find out more about our efforts to forge stronger connections between Classical scholarship and contemporary society.

Alice König discusses Teaching Classics as an Applied Subject in this peer-reviewed article in the Journal of Classics Teaching.